One of Brian’s Favorite Quotes
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969)
How LinkedIn Saved Its Engineers From Marathon Late-Night Coding Sessions
Robert Libetti/ Business Insider
LinkedIn is a favored company among tech investors. It had a massive IPO, lived up to expectations afterwards, and continues to impress with the amount and variety of its revenue sources.
That doesn’t mean there haven’t been some bumps along the way.
The most successful companies are able to avoid that.
LinkedIn’s top engineers also realized despite the fact that Silicon Valley’s culture glorifies late night coding sessions and all night bug fixes, it’s not actually an efficient way to do things.
When someone has to take heroic efforts, they’re usually making up for an issue somewhere else. It’s better to fix problems early and at the root than to continue to expect the impossible.
LinkedIn engineer Jay Kreps that he misses some of the bonding from those late nights, but certainly doesn’t miss the sleep deprivation.